A brand new Netflix series titled ‘Maniac’ looks superbad in a good way.
With a cast led by ‘Superbad’ co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, along with Sally Field and Justin Theroux, ‘Maniac’ looks like an entertaining mind trip. Escaping into this show appears oddly comforting as a creative yet twisted cognitive wonderland.
Haven’t we all
said sang, “I’m a maniac, maniac I sure know” to ourselves?
‘Maniac’ premieres September 21 on Netflix.
Fact: Today is Monday.
Better Fact: Today does not have to feel like Monday.
Mondays get a bad rap. But you have to feel some sympathy for Mondays as it’s the first day that follows our fun, relaxing weekend. That’s a rough, picked-last-during-recess kind of gig. Now, in an attempt to give Mondays a better reputation, let’s give that word a temporary substitute.
For the sake of this blog post, the word Monday will be replaced with the word jazz.
Here’s to that pure
Sometimes, you just have to escape into la la land to hear a different, more stirring beat to that same old song.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
Will La La Land be Titanic at the Academy Awards way back in 1998?
Or Titanic the ship in reality…
The musical sensation La La Land has tied James Camerson’s cinematic epic Titanic (and All About Eve) with 14 Oscar nominations. Released at the end of 2016, the film starring the much-awaited Crazy, Stupid, Love reunion between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is the it movie in Hollywood right now. Critics love the movie and, most importantly, fans love this movie. La La Land looks amazing.
Will the romantic musical dominate the 89th Academy Awards?
We’ll find out Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Until then, let’s watch star Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (Actor in a Leading Role) discuss his experience making La La Land as Sebastian during a recent interview.
Hollywood is defined as a city of stars.
But the question is which stars will forever shine a little brighter than the rest on the night of February 26th?
Sequels, historically, have a mixed record. How about a non-sequel sequel?
The 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore is a wonderful cinematic achievement. Akin to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the casting, writing and acting was pitch-perfect and clever throughout with fun twists and fantastic settings we wish we could hang-out in on the weekend or on vacation.
Speaking of escapism…
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love is clearly evident. Remember the Dirty Dancing-inspired scene with the famed lift? It’s fitting the two would make a movie that expands their burgeoning romance from that dynamite move.
Despite not being their first reunion on film (Gangster Squad in 2013), the brand new teaser trailer for La La Land is, in terms of tonality, a similar feel-good spirit for the actor and actress as their beloved roles as Jacob Palmer and Hannah. The classical, dreamy aura reminds us of the Golden Age of Hollywood, inviting us into a world that serves as confirmation for why we enjoy movie magic and how this magic is created.
This film is unapologetic in celebrating Hollywood’s bright, shining spotlight elevated on and for the stage of suspended belief.
La La Land doesn’t look crazy or stupid, but full of love.